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Spiros Bolos mr. Octopusy  


Spiros lives on his boat through snow, rain or shine. It's docked in the bay of Vathy and has been his home for over 35 years. When Spiros fishes, he only ever fishes for Octopus, no other sea life interests him enough to throw his hook into the sea.. He gets his land legs regularly when he goes for his frequent walks to the nearest Taverna for a drink. Although most would think it unfortunate that in the 365 days of the year Spiros is drunk for 340 of them and is only sober enough to fish for octopus the remaining 25 days, he thinks himself lucky. His boat doesn't leak and he gets to live where he wants. On his boat on the island of Ithaki..